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Mike told her that she was the first person he contacted because she met his two requirements: at least 5 feet 10 inches tall and living within five miles of his ZIP code. He is funny, successful, artistic, an overall nice guy, and we have fun together. I’m just trying not to make the same mistakes I made in the past.” Jill and Mike’s story offers hope for Type AAs and slackerdudes alike.

Fifteen minutes into their first date, he asked her out again. Looking for a little more motivation to give it a shot, I called the public relations people at How About We.com, which partnered with AARP in December to run a dating service for that organization's members.

For per month, another popular site, Senior People Meet.com, offers over-55 dating for “friendship, pen pals, romance or marriage.” I’m a bit young for that demographic: The people in the ads look like my parents’ friends (though interestingly, all the guys have hair).

Boomer is “for mature people, with young heart”; claims to be “the No.

If I do dip my toe in the digital dating pool, I don’t want to waste a lot of money. Almost all the sites offer a free trial, but once that expires, membership can get pricey. On a number of them, it’s almost impossible to get that information until after you’ve signed up for the free trial, then they start trying to upgrade you.

No surprise, then, that Internet advertising is fat with ads for 50 dating sites.

Another factor fueling this online dating trend: Newly single midlifers don’t feel like there are many options for meeting other singles.

“Those who think a mate will just come to them and people who consider finding one a part-time job.” I was pretty sure I knew which camp I fell into.

She goes on to explain that she had been proactive and methodical, wading through 2,000 profiles in a single weekend, then emailing the few dozen that seemed interesting and assessing what came back to her.

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